Mrs. Deidre Marquez-Padmore is an Attorney-at-Law of 10 years’ experience and a Manager in the PwC Corporate Services practice in Barbados. Prior to joining PwC Deidre worked with the Financial Services Commission “Commission”, in Barbados for seven (7) years as its first Legal Officer, providing a key advisory role to the core functional streams of the Commission. In this capacity, Deidre assisted the General Counsel and advised the Commission’s Board and senior management on regulatory, corporate, compliance, Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism and other matters primarily pertaining to the supervision of non-bank financial institutions in Barbados.
Deidre has had the opportunity to act as General Counsel of the Commission on several occasions and a representative of the Commission both on internal and external committees including: the Commission’s internal International Monetary Fund –Financial Sector Assessment Program committee; meetings of the Caribbean Group of Securities Regulators (CGSR); Barbados’ Joint policy Working Group and the 2013 Caribbean Regional Meeting on the Ratification and Implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption –hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in collaboration with the Office of the Attorney General. Deidre has also been instrumental in assisting with the establishment and implementation of several legislative amendments, guidelines, policies and procedures at the Commission, including the ‘Anti Money Laundering/Combatting Terrorist Financing Guideline for Financial Institutions Regulated by the Financial Services Commission’.
Deidre is a graduate of the University of the West Indies holding a Bachelor’s degree in Law and the Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School. She is admitted to practice in the jurisdictions of Barbados and Grenada.
Deidre also holds an ICA International Advanced Certificate in Compliance (Anti-Money Laundering) from the International Compliance Association in association with the University of Manchester School of Business and attended several regional and international workshops and seminars in the areas of regulation and Anti-Money Laundering.